A senior official of a ministry decided to spend a whole day in one of the departments under him. He got there before the office opened and noted that many of the staff came in half an hour or an hour after opening time. He sent for the superintendent and told him to warn the staff that anyone coming late in the future would be penalised.
In the evening he saw many clerks leaving office early. He again sent for the superintendent and rebuked him: 'What is going on in your office? So many clerks come late and leave early!'
'Sir, they don't want to be late twice on the same day/ replied the superintendent.
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